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PHOTOS: Courtney Kramme and her service dog Xena visit Southminster

Courtney Kramme, a 19-year-old student at Lindenwood University, spoke at Southminister Presbyterian Church Tuesday about the benefits of service dogs for those suffering from physical or mental disabilities, as well as the differences between service animals and support animals. One of the special guests that night was Xena, Kramme’s almost 2-year-old Great Pyrenees guide dog

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Bayless teacher one of 33 nationwide to receive $25,000 Milken Award

Pictured above, Therese Shain, a special-education teacher at Bayless Elementary, smiles for photos after receiving a $25,000 Milken Educator Award Wednesday morning. Shain is one of 33 educators nationwide to receive the award in 2018-2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Bayless Elementary School teacher was awarded one of education’s

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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Fitz’s opens second location in south county

St. Louis favorite Fitz’s Root Beer has a new home in south county after the company opened a second location at 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd. last week. The 220-seat restaurant, dubbed Fitz’s SoCo, is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and

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Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

Photos by Erin Achenbach.  Mercy Hospital South, formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center, dedicated and blessed their new Mercy Kids ER in a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. The ER opened in October but underwent renovations over the last two months. Renovations include new decor and activities inside the room to keep children distracted while in

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Positive ‘Rolls with Role Models’

It was a packed house at Blades Elementary last week for the fifth graders’ ‘Rolls with Role Models’ event. During this special breakfast, students read their guests an essay they wrote about them, and everyone enjoys cinnamon rolls and crossword puzzles together before the role models take a quiz asking if they’re smarter than a

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Embracing ‘That Friday Feeling’

Heather Mastis’ class at Oakville Elementary embraced #ThatFridayFeeling last week with the ‘Tooty Ta,’ above. This goofy song and dance helps children (and grown-up children like School Resource Officer Mike Schira, rear) burn off some energy on cold winter days while reinforcing literacy concepts.

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Sperreng students ‘Design for a Client’

Pictured above: Daishana Finley of Amber Hardin’s class, left, shows Schaeffer her design idea for a new business card. Eighth-grade students at Sperreng Middle School sharpened their skills and went to work for a real local business client during a project in their Digital Literacy Class. The students partnered with Sam Schaeffer, owner of Samtastic

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